A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adaptation for a Black Theatre Themes

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One of the most important themes in Aime Cesaire's "A Tempest" is the theme of magic. Prospero is a magician and a sorcerer. Alonso and Antonio conspire against Prospero, as the reader learns when Prospero explains his exile to Miranda, by denouncing him to the Holy Inquisition for heresy because he dabbles in magic. As vengeance, Prospero conspires with Ariel to cause the nobles' ship to sink near the Island. Ariel is a sea nymph who is enslaved by Prospero after Prospero kills Sycorax, the witch who previously ruled the Island. Prospero is able to cause the shipwreck because his knowledge of prophetic sciences informs him that the nobles' greed will cause them to seek the magical lands that Prospero's genius discovered.

In Act 2, Scene 2, Prospero and Ariel enter the scene invisibly in order to watch the nobles' reactions as strange creatures and elves bring and take food...

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